The Name of Halley's Comet
Name: jason a akey
Date: 1993 - 1999
Who named halley's comet?
Halley's Comet is named in honor of Sir Edmond Halley, the British
astronomer who first identified the comet as being periodic in 1705.
In general, comets are named after their discoverer(s).
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Update: June 2012